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    Hi I am a mum to a 16 year old boy who wishes to join the Meerchant Navy, following in his grandfathers' footsteps. He went to an open day at Glasgow Nautical College and they have told him his has more than enough school qualifications to get in but we are struggling to put together his personal statement.

    He has done voluntary work through his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, he has also worked part-time at his father's Dental Laboratory, a local cafe and a local B&B.

    Is there any advice any of you can give? It would be received very gratefully.

    Thankyou from a worried mum. xx

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    With experience like that it shouldn't be too difficult to get something together, particularly if he talks about the leadership, teamwork and independent working experiences he gained.

    Apart from that, showing a genuine interest in the industry and giving solid reasons for his choice of career (and sponsoring organisation) will do the job. For example, why he chose deck/engineering, why he wants to work at sea, why he thinks the company he's applying to will suit him (can be amended for different companies).

    I'm sure others will chip in soon!
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      I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

      All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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      • #4
        thankyou charliedelta. i probably am seeing too much of the big eejit that can't find his own boxers rather than the splendid young man he presents at school!!

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          thankyou GuinnessMan. really appreciated. even the 'mum' one!
          p.s. love the quote.

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            Tell him he's a big boy now and to get his backside on here himself, instead of relying on his mother to do things for him!! If he's going to make it in a career at sea he needs to be able to sort his own sh*t out!! A few years at sea will make a huge change in him coffeecat, he'll still be your little boy of course, in the same way I am still my mum's little girl, but you'll see that fine independant young man come out shining

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              Originally posted by size4riggerboots View Post
              Tell him he's a big boy now and to get his backside on here himself, instead of relying on his mother to do things for him!! If he's going to make it in a career at sea he needs to be able to sort his own sh*t out!! A few years at sea will make a huge change in him coffeecat, he'll still be your little boy of course, in the same way I am still my mum's little girl, but you'll see that fine independant young man come out shining
              A sort of "Send the boy off to sea, welcome the man back home" type of thing.

              Anywho, second what Size4 has said...
              I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

              All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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